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What Beach Sloth has to say about Nostrovia!’s 2015 NYC Chapbook Series

The wonderful soul that is Beach Sloth​ reviewed all three of Nostrovia Poetry​’s chapbook contest winners!  Review excerpts + links are incorporated below, along with links to purchase the publications, all available at the ‘pay-what-you-can’ + shipping rate, to avoid denying anyone of literature due to monetary reasons.

MOON FACTS by Bob Schofield​

“From the moon’s perspective the world is a sitcom. It is always changing though there appear to be similar themes throughout history. A lot of the earlier seasons of the world were a little atmospheric, not enough going on hence the moon kept it on in the background. Unfortunately the world gets a little too melodramatic for the moon’s tastes which is when the moon opts to stare out into the infinite space.”

Read the full review here

BIRD LIZARD HORSE by August Smith​

“Babyhood happened to everyone. People try to forget that long ago they were mere babies. Adults are always upset by babies. They forget what it means to be a baby: the confusion, the illogical situations, the things that adults simply deem “part of life”. Babies see right through that nonsense which is why they cry. Everywhere there are plenty of things that should drive people crazy: product placement, crass consumer sensibility, etc. Yes everyone can eat fresh but the question remains: should they? If Subway is eating fresh, if Quiznos is toasty, then what is the point of doing anything. What differentiates a slogan from a lie is repetition.”

Read the full review here

JULIET II by Sarah Xerta​

“Unfortunately it does not end so peacefully. Those who desire possession refuse to admit wrongdoing. Even when it would be the only human thing they could do, those who desire possession want to always be in control, to never admit that their actions were deplorable, that they destroy people. If those who desire possession admitted wrongdoing then they would feel remorse and would be force to stop their aggression, their preying on the innocent. A person dies and a person is born again, out of the hurt ready to start anew.”

Read the full review here

All three collections are available for pre-sale as a bundle deal, $12 + $5 shipping for all three. Each are individually available at a ‘pay-what-you-can’ rate. We aren’t going to deny anyone lit due to monetary reasons. Passionate Living > Making a Living.


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About the Author

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Jeremiah Walton is wary of bios, but there's the current sign they're flying: “Jeremiah Walton is founder of Nostrovia! Press & traveling bookstore Books & Shovels. They’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival, Oakland Beast Crawl, San Francisco Lit Crawl, Death Rattle, the Kansas City Poetry Throwdown, Cleveland’s Guide to Kulchur: Snoetry, among other lit fests, street corners, & living rooms across the country. They loath-themselves, & are struggling to find a healthy extension of the poem that incorporates publishing. Consistently confused, & trying to make space for compassion for the parts of myself I hate.” That feels like tattooing "love me" across my neck, but hopefully you get to know me thru my poems, not the accolades that are nothing more than memories to let go of.

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  1. Pingback: Nostrovia! Poetry’s 2015 Chapbook Contest: Second Print Run + THANK YOU + Other Updates! | Nostrovia! Tavern

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